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On 5/18/2021 at 1:43 PM, Old Collingwood said:

This arrived today  - Third time lucky  been quite a trial to get one sorted  and delivered without issues.

 

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is that the big heavy glass one, or the alternative one you were suggesting

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a replacement chuck for my Minicraft drill

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chuck for my dremmel, ony had a couple of collets when new so it will be far more versatile now, at the same time i ordered a full set of collets

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1mm link chain at a fraction of the price of the kits makers, i also have other size and colour on its way

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Last week I was at Home Depot, and they had a 52" Husky workbench, that cranks up and down. The floor display unit was the last one they had there (it can be ordered, but I might have changed my mind), and I bought it. Below is a screen shot from their site, as mine is presently partially disassembled, so I could get it into the shop.

 

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Mine is the white painted version, but that does not show up well on a white background. The work bench was $229 US.

 

So now I have a problem. I just recently bought and assembled one of Harbor Freights wood work benches, as it comes from the box. My first one of the HF ones I cut down to a comfortable sitting height (with out the drawers installed). I needed the taller bench in anticipation of hip replacement surgery, where I will have to stand to do modeling for several months (I will not be able to bend the hip more than 90 degrees, until everything heals, hence no upright sitting). If I had known that this Husky one was available for $70 more, I would have bought it instead. Anyway, I want to keep the cut down HF one, so I have to get rid of the second one (my neighbor wants it). The problem is that I have to get the HF one out, and the new one in, not easy after I've rearanged the shop into new piles of "stuff" (still need to do that dump run, but dread throwing anything out! Hoaderitis). Getting everything rearranged will delay my modeling for a couple more weeks, but the new work bench will be a nice addition.

 

After working at the newer HF work bench with the drawers installed, I have found them quite useful, so the drawers on the Husky, which only cost $10 more than the version without, will be welcome. I may have to remove the bottom one to comfortably sit at it when lowered.

 

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Today this arrived

 

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It is a 1/72nd scale model of, of course, Bismark's "B" turret, and it is huge!

 

Here is a shot of the parts.

 

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I was so impressed, I just bought the Yamato turret kit! The Admiral is going to kill me, revive me, kill me again, then get mean!

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1 hour ago, lmagna said:

Why fractions? I have always found decimals or metrics easier to work with. I HATE almost all but the most common fractions!😝

I am a metric guy, don't get me wrong, but when it comes to certain parts of our models we build (most parts are in fractions), wish they were in metric.

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7 hours ago, Canute said:

The beauty of that caliper is it will convert between metric, decimal and fraction inches.  Just keep a spare battery close at hand and zero it out before use. I use mine a lot and tend toward metric and decimal inches for building.

I picked up one of these several years ago and use it all the time.  Micro-Mark has one for about $40 and the resolution in fraction mode is 1/64".  I used a hand held construction master calculator back in the 70's when designing homes and estimating materials made by Calculated Industries Inc. out of California.  It calculated pitch, slope, board feet, and solved triangles.  It also did percentages, linear, area, and volume dimensions in feet, inches (down to 1/64 inch fractions) and metric. It's still a very useful tool.

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Several things. Some new, some to renew and some not really needed :)

 

A bamboo cutting board. This ultimately will become the base for my Royal Louis.

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An electric mini drill, low revs, with a vise/clamp jig and a set of drills, used in jewelry making. As usual we steal from other jobs to complement ours ;)

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A set of Artesania Latina Micro Shapers that somebody here recommended.

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A fresh supply of glue. What I already have is years old.

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A not really needed hand drill with 51 drill bits. This time I promise to keep my drills organized!!! (Yeah, right) 🙄

What I like is the very large opening of the chuck, down to 0

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A set of sharpening whetstones and a strop. I hope I can learn how to sharpen my edges this time.

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Even more clamps... well... In my discharge I can say, you can never have too many of these...

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While I was at Hobby Lobby, to buy a sheet of basswood, I saw they had plastic model kits on sale for 40% off, and picked up a model kit of a 1955 Chevy Belair. This model has a family history to it. When I was born, my parents bought their first new car, a four door 55 Chevy! The model kit is for the two door model, but it will do. They sold the car when I was 7, to help pay for my sister’s birth, so I don’t clearly remember the car color, but I think it was green, and I’ll paint it that.

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Neat car. I helped a squadron mate rebuild one way back when. Car was in pretty good shape, except for the dried out rubber parts. We stripped it to the frame.  First ride we took, before the seats came back from the upholsterers shop, we rode on a bucket and a milk crate. Amazing what we could do out in the sticks outside Sumter, SC back then. His Mrs called us all manner of names. as we rolled out of the driveway. 😄

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4 hours ago, thibaultron said:

While I was at Hobby Lobby, to buy a sheet of basswood, I saw they had plastic model kits on sale for 40% off, and picked up a model kit of a 1955 Chevy Belair. This model has a family history to it. When I was born, my parents bought their first new car, a four door 55 Chevy! The model kit is for the two door model, but it will do. They sold the car when I was 7, to help pay for my sister’s birth, so I don’t clearly remember the car color, but I think it was green, and I’ll paint it that.

 

 

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Was at Hobby Lobby the other day and saw the 40% off on car kits.

Were considering a Corvette. Bought two bottles of Vallejo items instead.

Here is the colors of the year and the model.

 

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10 hours ago, Nirvana said:

 

 

Was at Hobby Lobby the other day and saw the 40% off on car kits.

Were considering a Corvette. Bought two bottles of Vallejo items instead.

Here is the colors of the year and the model.

 

 

Thanks! I think it would be the Neptune Green Poly, the paint quite faded, in my memory, but that was probably the original color. Thanks again.

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I made another trip to Hobby Lobby, yesterday, and picked up two more models, a 1957 Chevy Belair (because I think that is the best looking of the 55 to 57 models), and a 1977 Trans Am (My first new car was a 77 TA, in yellow). The model is the black version, but I found a site that sells decals of the hood graphic, and will build it as a yellow version.

 

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